Godzilla has been around forever, with most of us simply knowing he exists instead of remembering the moment we first “met” him. The last time Godzilla reared his lizard head on the big screen was 1998, and the film only made $ 136 million. So, Hollywood ignored the beast as long as it could (actually, 16 years of ignoring is pretty impressive by Hollywood standards). Godzilla is back… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'Godzilla' 1998 vs. 'Godzilla' 2014
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Neighbors is hilarious. The raunchy comedy, which topped the box office this past weekend, pits a young couple with a baby against a fraternity that moves in next door. It’s dad Seth Rogen versus dude Zac Efron, but thankfully it’s much more than that, with a great ensemble including Rose Byrne and Dave Franco, who give their best work to date.
We weren’t sure how to incorporate Neighbors into a… Continue reading Film Face-off: Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron
Kevin Costner’s Draft Day opened wide this past weekend, and Nicolas Cage’s Joe is currently in limited release. Both of their last names start with a “c.” Both men are in their 50s (Costner is 59 years old, Cage is 50). Most importantly, these guys normally fall into a love and/or hate category with audiences. Let’s see what happens when they fight to the death in this week’s Film Face-off.
Life’s a happy song when you’re dealing with a rainbow connection. Life’s also pretty good when a new Muppet sequel battles the original Muppet sequel in this week’s Film Face-off.
Muppets Most Wanted continues where The Muppets (2011) leaves off. It also marks the eighth theatrical film for the Muppets. I’m a big fan. I teared up the first two times I watched The Muppets and we have a minimalist Muppets poster… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'The Great Muppet Caper' vs. 'Muppets Most Wanted'
Liam Neeson has a specific set of skills. Namely, he can look stern and kick ass. We didn’t always know he had this capability. He was a doctor alongside Jodie Foster in Nell. He was Mr. Schindler in Schindler’s List. But I’ve never seen either of those films, one of which is my dirty movie secret (the definition of a dirty movie secret is the film you should be most… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'Taken' vs. 'Non-Stop'